Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts: A Book Review

About The Book:

Is your December cluttered? Does Christmas leave you fretting instead of singing "Joy to the World"? In A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts, discover how to bring harmony to this busy month. Read about families who experienced Christmas firsts. Tips for family traditions, connecting generations, children, gift giving, how to grow myrrh and much more. Try the scrumptious "Cookie Canister" recipes. This is a book to help you un-complicate Christmas, rediscover the real source of joy and usher in the celebration of faith, family and a Savior.

For more information, visit the Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts website. Click Here

Listen to one of the many Christmas First stories right here.

About The Authors:

Brenda Nixon, M.A., former parenting expert for Kansas City's Fox4 Noon News, speaks to issues affecting today's families, helping parents and professionals understand child development and parenting issues. She is the author of The Birth to Five Book: Confident Childrearing Right from the Start (revell/Spring '09), a speaker, media personality, and educator and offers free discipline tips at www.BrendaNixon.com

Cathy Messecar is a newspaper columnist, author of The Stained Glass Pickup, and speaker. She lives on Learning Tree Acres Farm with her husband David, Montgomery, Texas. 

For more information check out www. CathyMessecar.com or http://stainedglasspickup.blogspot.com

Karen Robbins, freelances writer and speaker, is also a world traveler, SCUBA diver, mother of five, and the grandmother of seix. She writes regularly for www.positivelyfeminine.org and Lake Erie Living Magazien, has contributed to several compilation books. Karen lives with her husband, Bob, in Independences, Ohio. For more information check out www. KarenRobbins.com

Leslie Wilson pens a weekly humor column, "Reality Motherhood", and makes thousands laugh each year through Hearts at Home, MOPS and Early Childhood PTA's. She's a contributing author to the Groovy Chicks' Road Trip Series, Chicken Soup for the Mother of Preschooler's Soul, and dozens of parenting magazines. Visit www.RealityMotherhood.com

Terra Hangen's articles appear in dozens of magazines on subjects including Bible gardening, penguines, flowers and herbs, bicycle soldiers, and prayer. A contributing author to Rainy Day Book, and the garden columnist for www.positivelyfeminine.org, she and her husband live in coastal California, where she enjoys gardening while her cats naps in the sun. For more information check out http://terragarden.blogspot.com

Trish Berg is a national speaker and author of Rattled and The Great Americana Supper Swap. She has been a featured speaker for MOPS International and Hearts at Home, and interviewed on ABC, Focus on the Family, and Midday Connection. Trish lives in Ohio with her husband, Mike, and their four children. 

For more information check out www. TrishBerg.com

My Review:

A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts is a delightful, quick read that will warm your heart, inspire you, and give you some amazing tips to keep your Christmas as stress-free and fun as possible. This will allow you to really enjoy family time and really meditate on the true meaning behind Christmas - Jesus' birth. 

The stories are quick, only about a page and a half, but my favorite part of the books was the included recipes for a lot of very yummy sounding Christmas treats, such as Baklava, Chocolate Dipped Mocha Shortbread, Nutmeg Logs and more! I am definitely thinking of adding a few of these recipes to my holiday baking list. Also included are tips from the authors, Bible verses, quotes about Christmas, ideas for creating great Christmas traditions with your family, and more!

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts at your favorite bookseller from Leafwood Publishers

***I received a complimentary copy of the above book, courtesy of Leafwood Publishers, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and have not been compensated in any other manner***

1 comment:

  1. LOVE, love, love this blog post :-) Can you guess why? Thanks Shirley.